Chinese Joke : 画星星

  • Learning Chinese should be fun! So, one of the best ways to have fun is to tell jokes.
  • Today, we are going learn Chinese by telling a joke.
  • This short funny joke is about a student who gets his words – 星星 (xīng xing) & 猩猩 (xīng xing ) mixed up.
  • In Mandarin, “star” (星星) and “gorilla” (猩猩) have the same sound and tone.

画星星

快考试了,老师在课堂上帮同学们做重点提示。

老师:这一题很重要,在前面画星星。

小志:老师….可不可以用打勾的啊,“猩猩”好难画哦….

Draw A Star

Just before a test, the teacher was helping the students prepare by pointing out the important parts of the text.

Teacher: This topic is very important. Mark this section with a star.

Xiao Zhi: Can I just use a checkmark? A gorilla is too hard to draw…

 

Words / Phrases:
1.
星星
xīng xing
: star
2.
猩猩
xīng xing
: orangutan / gorillas
3.
考试
kǎo shì
: exam / test
4.
课堂
kè táng
: classroom
5.
重点
zhòng diǎn
: key point
6.
提示
tí shì
: point … out; tip
7.
重要
zhòng yào
: important
8.
huà
: draw
9.
打勾
dǎ gōu
: checkmark

Reference: About Mandarin

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Pin on PinterestEmail this to someoneDigg thisShare on Tumblr

2 thoughts on “Chinese Joke : 画星星”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *